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  • Ray Rice, Penn State and the fickleness of punishment in the world of sports [Letter]

    Ray Rice, Penn State and the fickleness of punishment in the world of sports [Letter]
    On Monday September 8, two off-field events in the world of sports garnered more attention than any competition on the field: the Baltimore Ravens released Ray Rice, whom the NFL suspended indefinitely; and the NCAA lifted its postseason and scholarship...
  • Tax deals planned for low-income housing in Edgewood, Abingdon

    Tax deals planned for low-income housing in Edgewood, Abingdon
    Owners of two Harford County rental housing communities for primarily low-income residents could be allowed to make payments to the county that would substitute for conventional property taxes, according to proposals under consideration by the county...
  • Sparrows Point owner, government reach cleanup agreement

    Sparrows Point owner, government reach cleanup agreement
    Hopes for redevelopment of the former Sparrows Point steel mill in Baltimore County — and the promise of new jobs — took two giant strides forward Thursday as the land was sold to a new owner who also reached agreement with state and federal...
  • Judge orders additional competency evaluations for man accused in stabbing

    Judge orders additional competency evaluations for man accused in stabbing
    Baltimore County prosecutors will attempt Friday to resume the murder trial of Jeffrey Shiflett, whose courtroom outbursts caused a judge to call for additional psychiatric evaluations. The Annapolis man is accused of stabbing his former girlfriend to...
  • New generation takes reins for Korean Festival in Howard

    New generation takes reins for Korean Festival in Howard
    Times have changed for the state's Korean-Americans since the immigration boom of the 1970s brought their ancestors to the Baltimore area. Today, the up-and-coming second generation is making its mark, and nowhere will their new identity be more evident...
  • 15 apply for vacant City Council seat

    15 apply for vacant City Council seat
    Fifteen people have applied to fill the vacant 11th District seat on Baltimore City's Council, according to the office of City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young.  They are:  - Melanie A. Ambridge, a former board member of the South Baltimore...
  • Mayor criticizes police handling of video case and calls for plan to address brutality

    Mayor criticizes police handling of video case and calls for plan to address brutality
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake criticized the Police Department's handling of a high-profile police brutality investigation on Wednesday, and said she had directed the police commissioner to develop a "comprehensive" plan to address brutality in the...
  • Preservationists seek protection of historic home near Bel Air

    Preservationists seek protection of historic home near Bel Air
    Advocates for historic preservation in Harford County are trying to drum up community support to preserve the historic Joesting-Gorsuch House near Bel Air, which is expected to demolished to make way for new houses planned along the entrance to Winters...
  • Havre de Grace council holds up money for expanded planning post, agrees to fund police position

    The Havre de Grace City Council tabled a request Monday night to turn a part-time city planner position into full-time, but the council did agree to fund the hiring of an additional police officer. Council members were divided over the proposed budget...
  • Risks of war [Editorial]

    Risks of war  [Editorial]
    Members of both parties in the House of Representatives held their noses this week to pass legislation authorizing the president to train foreign forces to confront the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and the Senate is due to vote on the same measure...
  • Sunny season draws to a close in Ocean City

    Sunny season draws to a close in Ocean City
    Dumser's soft ice cream cones were still twirled perilously high, Thrashers' french fries were still doused in vinegar, and the surf was clear and cold as ever, but there were signs of change in Ocean City this summer. In some cases, literally: Town...
  • All Together Now at Howard library branches

    All Together Now at Howard library branches
    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7860. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Eclectic Evenings. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m. •English Conversation Club. Mondays, 10 a.m....